The agglomeration of proteins into structures called amyloid plaques is a common feature of many neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's. Now, scientists reveal, through experiments and simulations, how resonance with an infrared laser, when it is tuned to a specific frequency, causes amyloid fibrils to disintegrate from the inside out. Their findings open doors to novel therapeutic possibilities for amyloid plaque-related neurodegenerative diseases that have thus far been incurable.
- Journal of Physical Chemistry B
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Department of Science and Technology at Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Initiative d'Excellence program (France), National Institutes of Health (U.S.)